Reading

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Reading is my longest-standing hobby, a huge part of my career, and something I’m focusing on doing more of right now.

My favorite books to carry around and re-read

I usually have one or more of the following books on my person, in my bag, or near me at all times:

My favorite reading advice

Austin Kleon has great posts about how to read more and what to do when you’re having trouble reading:

Leonie Dawson has a post and a podcast episode about how she reads so much:

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I have tracked almost every book and comic I’ve read for myself since March 2007. I’ve also tracked some, but not all, of the books I’ve read to my son. I’ve listed all the books I’ve tracked below, mostly in reverse order of my having read them with a few outliers where I forgot to track the date read.

2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007

2020

  • Mexican Gothic - Silvia Moreno-Garcia (Bookshop) (Amazon)
  • Legendborn - Tracy Deonn (Bookshop) (Amazon)
  • When I Was a Girl, There Were Mountains - Blake Hackler (Ghost City Press - FREE!)
  • Portage - Sarah Ann Winn (Sundress Publications - FREE!)
  • Seed, Star, Song - May Chong (Ghost City Press - FREE!)
  • Mother Is the Name for God - Judith Kingston
  • When I Was a Girl - Jennifer Jackson Berry
  • Negotiating with Objects - Lisa M. Cole
  • Bottomland - Erin Elkins Radcliffe
  • mend - Kristin LaTour & Angel E. Perez
  • Chicken Hawks & Goldilocks - Grey Vild
  • Space Baby: Episodes I - III - Nicole Oquendo
  • Wolf Daughter - Amy Watkins
  • [Re]Construction of the Necromancer - Hannah V. Warren
  • To the Bone - Angela Narciso Torres
  • Electric Arches - Eve L. Ewing
  • Not Here - Hieu Minh Nguyen
  • Unaccompanied - Javier Zamora
  • Paperback Crush: The Totally Radical History of '80s and '90s Teen Fiction - Gabrielle Moss
  • White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism - Robin DiAngelo
  • The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction - Alan Jacobs
  • The Power - Naomi Alderman
  • Grace Period: A Memoir in Pieces - Kelly J. Baker
  • A Choir of Lies (A Conspiracy of Truths, #2) - Alexandra Rowland
  • The Addams Family: An Evilution - Charles Addams
  • Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do - Wallace J. Nichols
  • A Conspiracy of Truths (A Conspiracy of Truths, #1) - Alexandra Rowland
  • The Elements of Style - William Strunk Jr. and E. B. White
  • You Are A Writer (So Start Acting Like One) - Jeff Goins
  • Freelancing 101: Launching Your Editorial Business - Ruth Thaler-Carter
  • The Starless Sea - Erin Morgenstern
  • How to Be Everything: A Guide for Those Who (Still) Don’t Know What They Want to Be When They Grow Up - Emilie Wapnick
  • X-Men: Season One - Dennis Hopeless
  • Ultimate Spider-Man #2-4 - Brian Michael Bendis
  • Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site - Sherri Duskey Rinker
  • Ninjas United! (Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) - Random House
  • PJ Masks Save the School! - Lisa Lauria
  • Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses - Kimberly Dean
  • We Don’t Eat Our Classmates - Ryan T. Higgins
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Eric Carle
  • Why Johnny Doesn’t Flap: NT is OK! - Clay Morton
  • Poke-A-Dot: Old Macdonald’s - Melissa & Doug

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2019

  • Ultimate Spider-Man #1 - Brian Michael Bendis
  • A Night to Surrender (Spindle Cove, #1) - Tessa Dare
  • Market Like a Mofo: How to Sell More Copies of Your Badass Book (Badass Writing, #4) - Lisa Creech Bledsoe and Sonja Foust
  • Whiskey-Pissing Unicorns: How to Lose or Quit Your Job and Become a Badass Writer (Badass Writing, #2) - Lisa Creech Bledsoe and Sonja Foust
  • How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy - Jenny Odell
  • Vampires and Tantric Sex: How to Publish Your Book Like a Bona Fide Badass (Badass Writing) - Lisa Creech Bledsoe and Sonja Foust
  • Circe - Madeline Miller
  • The Life Of Captain Marvel (2018) #1-5 - Margaret Stohl
  • The Bullet Journal Method: Track the Past, Order the Present, Design the Future - Ryder Carroll
  • The Pisces - Melissa Broder
  • My Year of Rest and Relaxation - Ottessa Moshfegh
  • Show Your Work!: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered - Austin Kleon
  • Dangerous Angels (Weetzie Bat, #1-5) - Francesca Lia Block
  • The Handmaid’s Tale (The Handmaid’s Tale, #1) - Margaret Atwood
  • An Absolutely Remarkable Thing (An Absolutely Remarkable Thing, #1) - Hank Green
  • Carry On (Simon Snow, #1) - Rainbow Rowell
  • The Professor Is In: The Essential Guide To Turning Your Ph.D. Into a Job - Karen Kelsky
  • Fangirl - Rainbow Rowell
  • Keep Going: 10 Ways to Stay Creative in Good Times and Bad - Austin Kleon
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Jason Rekulak
  • The Song of Achilles - Madeline Miller

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2018

  • Vision #11-12 - Tom King
  • Runaways #1-9 - Rainbow Rowell
  • Immortal Hulk (2018-) #1 - Al Ewing
  • The Art of Asking; or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help - Amanda Palmer
  • #Girlboss - Sophia Amoruso
  • The Lady Astronaut of Mars - Mary Robinette Kowal
  • Home (Binti, #2) - Nnedi Okorafor
  • Binti (Binti, #1) - Nnedi Okorafor
  • Your Scandalous Ways (Fallen Women, #1) - Loretta Chase
  • Unf*ck Your Habitat: You’re Better Than Your Mess - Rachel Hoffman
  • Don’t Tempt Me (Fallen Women, #2) - Loretta Chase
  • The Last Hellion (Scoundrels, #4) - Loretta Chase
  • Lord of Scoundrels (Scoundrels, #3) - Loretta Chase
  • Amazing Spider-Man (1963-1998) #1 - Stan Lee
  • Spider-Woman (2015-2017) #3-5 - Dennis Hopeless
  • Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares (Dash & Lily, #1) - Rachel Cohn
  • Breaking Dawn (Twilight, #4) - Stephenie Meyer
  • Eclipse (Twilight, #3) - Stephenie Meyer
  • New Moon (Twilight, #2) - Stephenie Meyer
  • Kitty Pryde and Wolverine #1-6 - Chris Claremont
  • The Fair Garden and the Swarm of Beasts: The Library and the Young Adult - Margaret A. Edwards
  • The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives - Dashka Slater
  • Bull - David Elliott
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 Library Edition Volume 1 - Joss Whedon
  • A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy, #1) - Deborah Harkness
  • Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (Simonverse, #1) - Becky Albertalli
  • Vision #9-10 - Tom King

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2017

  • The Night Circus - Erin Morgenstern
  • Iron Man 2: Public Identity #1-3 (of 3) - Joe Casey
  • Marvel’s Iron Man 2 - Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - Joe Casey
  • The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing - Marie Kondo
  • WTF is Tarot?: …& How Do I Do It? - Bakara Wintner
  • Pashmina - Nidhi Chanani
  • Mis(h)adra - Iasmin Omar Ata
  • Pride & Prejudice #1 (of 5) (Pride & Predjudice Vol. 1) - Nancy Butler
  • The Guild: Knights of Good (The Guild Collection, #2) - Felicia Day
  • The Guild (The Guild, #1) - Felicia Day
  • The Awakened Kingdom (The Inheritance Trilogy, #3.5) - N.K. Jemisin
  • The Ice Dragon - George R.R. Martin
  • Shades in Shadow (Inheritance, 0.5, 1.5, 2.5) - N.K. Jemisin
  • Wonder Woman, Volume 2: Year One - Greg Rucka
  • Ms. Marvel (2015-2019) #4-14 - G. Willow Wilson
  • Wonder Woman, Volume 1: The Lies - Greg Rucka
  • Wonder Woman, Volume 7: War-Torn - Meredith Finch
  • DC Comics: Bombshells, Vol. 1: Enlisted - Marguerite Bennett
  • Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman Vol. 3 - Adam Beechen
  • The Secret Life of the American Musical: How Broadway Shows Are Built - Jack Viertel
  • Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman Vol. 1 - Gail Simone
  • Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman Vol. 2 - James Tynion IV
  • DC Super Hero Girls: Finals Crisis (DC Super Hero Girls Graphic Novels, #1) - Shea Fontana
  • Act Like It (London Celebrities, #1) - Lucy Parker
  • The Gentle Sleep Book: A Guide for Calm Babies, Toddlers and Pre-schoolers - Sarah Ockwell-Smith
  • Archie, Vol. 2 - Mark Waid
  • Batman: The Dark Knight Returns - Frank Miller
  • Batman: The Killing Joke - Alan Moore
  • Batman: Gotham by Gaslight - Brian Augustyn
  • Situated Learning: Legitimate Peripheral Participation - Jean Lave and Etienne Wenger
  • Archie, Vol. 1 - Mark Waid
  • All-New Hawkeye (2016) #4-6 - Jeff Lemire

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2016

  • Princess Leia (2015) #1-5 - Mark Waid
  • Vision #1-8 - Tom King
  • Patsy Walker, A.K.A. Hellcat! #1-6 - Kate Leth
  • Hello Baby: Animals - Roger Priddy
  • On the Go : a high contrast board book - Roger Priddy
  • Hello Baby: Words - Roger Priddy
  • Hello Baby: Faces: A High-Contrast Board Book - Roger Priddy
  • Black Panther #1-2 - Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Righteous Dopefiend - Philippe Bourgois and Jeffrey Schonberg
  • Attached at the Heart: 8 Proven Parenting Principles for Raising Connected and Compassionate Children - Barbara Nicholson
  • The Happiest Baby on the Block: The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Newborn Baby Sleep Longer - Harvey Karp
  • The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl (2015a) #1-5 - Ryan North
  • Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth - Boston Women’s Health Book Collective
  • It Had to Be You (Chicago Stars, #1) - Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  • Ms. Marvel (2015-2019) #3 - G. Willow Wilson
  • Shadow and Bone (The Shadow and Bone Trilogy, #1) - Leigh Bardugo
  • Kingdom Come - Mark Waid
  • All-New Hawkeye (2016) #3 - Jeff Lemire
  • The Multiversity (2014): Deluxe Edition (The Multiversity (2014-2015)) - Grant Morrison
  • Captain America (1968-1996) #444-448 - Mark Waid
  • Avengers (1963-1996) Annual #10 - Chris Claremont
  • Uncanny X-Men (1963-2011) #129-132, 138-152 - Chris Claremont
  • What If? (1977-1984) #27 - Jo Duffy
  • Howard The Duck (2015) #1-4 - Chip Zdarsky
  • She-Hulk #11-12 - Charles Soule
  • Ms. Marvel (2015-2019) #1-2, 10-19 - G. Willow Wilson
  • Spider-Woman (2015-2017) #1-2 - Dennis Hopeless
  • All-New Hawkeye (2016) #1-2 - Jeff Lemire
  • All-New Hawkeye (2015) #1-5 - Jeff Lemire
  • Hawkeye #1-22 - Matt Fraction
  • Hawkeye Annual #1 - Matt Fraction
  • The Hound of the Baskervilles - Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Cinderella Skeleton - Robert D. San Souci
  • To the Letter: A Celebration of the Lost Art of Letter Writing - Simon Garfield
  • Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative - Austin Kleon
  • Bitch Planet #1-6 - Kelly Sue DeConnick
  • Grave Phantoms (Roaring Twenties, #3) - Jenn Bennett
  • Deadpool (1997-2002) #1, 4 - Joe Kelly
  • Deadpool: The Circle Chase - Fabian Nicieza
  • New Mutants (1983-1991) #98 - Rob Liefeld
  • The Upright Citizens Brigade Comedy Improvisation Manual - Matt Besser
  • Grave Witch (Alex Craft, #1) - Kalayna Price
  • Civil War: A Marvel Comics Event - Mark Millar

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2015

  • Annihilation Omnibus - Dan Abnett
  • House of M - Brian Michael Bendis
  • The Infinity Crusade: Volume 1 - Jim Starlin
  • The Infinity Crusade: Volume 2 - Jim Starlin
  • Infinity War - Jim Starlin
  • Infinity Gauntlet - George Pérez
  • Secret Wars II - Jim Shooter
  • Secret Wars - Jim Shooter
  • Process: An Improviser’s Journey - Mary Scruggs
  • Y: The Last Man, Vol. 2: Cycles (Y: The Last Man, #2) - Brian K. Vaughan
  • Y: The Last Man, Vol. 1: Unmanned (Y: The Last Man, #1) - Brian K. Vaughan
  • Improvising Better: A Guide for the Working Improviser - Jimmy Carrane
  • Improvise.: Scene from the Inside Out - Mick Napier
  • Runaways, Vol. 8: Dead End Kids - Joss Whedon
  • Runaways, Vol. 7: Live Fast - Brian K. Vaughan
  • Runaways, Vol. 6: Parental Guidance - Brian K. Vaughan
  • Heart of Brass (Clockwork Agents, #1) - Kate Cross
  • Runaways, Vol. 5: Escape to New York - Brian K. Vaughan
  • Runaways, Vol. 4: True Believers - Brian K. Vaughan
  • Firelight (Darkest London, #1) - Kristen Callihan
  • Grim Shadows (Roaring Twenties, #2) - Jenn Bennett
  • Bitter Spirits (Roaring Twenties, #1) - Jenn Bennett
  • Gluten-Free Girl: How I Found the Food That Loves Me Back & How You Can Too - Shauna James Ahern
  • Runaways, Vol. 3: The Good Die Young - Brian K. Vaughan
  • Runaways, Vol. 2: Teenage Wasteland - Brian K. Vaughan
  • Pride and Joy (Runaways, #1) - Brian K. Vaughan
  • The Merger: A Romantic Comedy of Intergalactic Business Negotiations, Indecipherable Emotions, and Pizza - Sunil Patel
  • Guardians of the Galaxy (2013-2015) #1-20 - Brian Michael Bendis
  • Guardians of the Galaxy (2013-2015) Annual #1 - Brian Michael Bendis
  • Angela: Asgard’s Assassin #1 - Kieron Gillen
  • Thor (2014-2015) #1-3 - Jason Aaron
  • Storm #1-5 - Greg Pak
  • Elektra #1-6 - W. Haden Blackman
  • Before They Are Hanged (The First Law, #2) - Joe Abercrombie
  • A-Force (2015) #1 - G. Willow Wilson
  • Black Widow #1-12 - Nathan Edmondson
  • She-Hulk #1-10 - Charles Soule
  • Captain Marvel (2014-2015) #1-9 - Kelly Sue DeConnick
  • As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride - Cary Elwes
  • Bro Code for Parents: What to Expect When You’re Awesome - Barney Stinson
  • The Bro Code - Barney Stinson
  • Ms. Marvel (2014-2015) #1-9 - G. Willow Wilson
  • Truth in Comedy: The Manual for Improvisation - Charna Halpern
  • The Playbook: Suit up. Score chicks. Be awesome. - Barney Stinson
  • The Blade Itself (The First Law, #1) - Joe Abercrombie

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2014

  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4) - J.K. Rowling
  • Harry Potter Series Box Set (Harry Potter, #1-7) - J.K. Rowling
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2) - J.K. Rowling
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5) - J.K. Rowling
  • Coraline - Neil Gaiman
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3) - J.K. Rowling
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Harry Potter, #1) - J.K. Rowling
  • Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography - Neil Patrick Harris
  • Marvel Masterworks: The Fantastic Four, Vol. 6 - Stan Lee
  • Maplecroft (The Borden Dispatches #1) - Cherie Priest
  • The Magician’s Land (The Magicians, #3) - Lev Grossman
  • The Magician King (The Magicians, #2) - Lev Grossman
  • The Magicians (The Magicians, #1) - Lev Grossman
  • The Shadowed Sun (Dreamblood, #2) - N.K. Jemisin
  • Marvel Masterworks: The Fantastic Four, Vol. 5 - Stan Lee
  • The Killing Moon (Dreamblood, #1) - N.K. Jemisin
  • Marvel Masterworks: The Fantastic Four, Vol. 1-4 - Stan Lee
  • The Kingdom of Gods (Inheritance, #3) - N.K. Jemisin
  • The Broken Kingdoms (Inheritance, #2) - N.K. Jemisin
  • The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms (Inheritance, #1) - N.K. Jemisin
  • The Unwritten, Vol. 1: Tommy Taylor and the Bogus Identity - Mike Carey
  • The Sixth Gun, Vol. 1: Cold Dead Fingers (The Sixth Gun, #1) - Cullen Bunn
  • Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, Vol. 1-12 (Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon Renewal Edition) - Naoko Takeuchi
  • Valour and Vanity (Glamourist Histories, #4) - Mary Robinette Kowal
  • Without a Summer (Glamourist Histories, #3) - Mary Robinette Kowal
  • The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials, #3) - Philip Pullman
  • Glamour in Glass (Glamourist Histories, #2) - Mary Robinette Kowal
  • Shades of Milk and Honey (Glamourist Histories, #1) - Mary Robinette Kowal
  • The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line (Veronica Mars, #1) - Rob Thomas
  • The Old English Baron - Clara Reeve
  • The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials, #2) - Philip Pullman
  • The Castle of Otranto - Horace Walpole
  • Bitterblue (Graceling Realm, #3) - Kristin Cashore
  • Fire (Graceling Realm, #2) - Kristin Cashore
  • A Wizard of Earthsea (Earthsea Cycle #1) - Ursula K. Le Guin

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2013

  • Graceling (Graceling Realm, #1) - Kristin Cashore
  • The Elements of Style - William Strunk Jr.
  • The Insulin-Resistance Diet - Cheryle R. Hart
  • Pull Down the Night - Nathan Kotecki
  • House of Blades (Traveler’s Gate, #1) - Will Wight
  • Death of a Salesman - Arthur Miller
  • Six Degrees of Separation - John Guare
  • Glengarry Glen Ross - David Mamet
  • A Streetcar Named Desire - Tennessee Williams
  • Hamlet - William Shakespeare
  • Oedipus Rex (The Theban Plays, #1) - Sophocles
  • Waiting for Godot - Samuel Beckett
  • Content Strategy for the Web - Kristina Halvorson
  • The Elements of Content Strategy - Erin Kissane
  • Dragon’s Keep (Wilde Island Chronicles #1) - Janet Lee Carey
  • Byte Sized Television: Create Your Own TV Series for the Internet - Ross Brown
  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof - Tennessee Williams
  • Bagels, Dirty Limericks, and Martinis: The Badass Guide to Writing Your First Book (Badass Writing, #1) - Lisa Creech Bledsoe and Sonja Foust
  • Crimes of the Heart - Beth Henley
  • ‘night, Mother - Marsha Norman
  • Opus - Acting Edition - Michael Hollinger
  • The Primal Blueprint: Reprogram Your Genes for Effortless Weight Loss, Vibrant Health, and Boundless Energy - Mark Sisson
  • Playwriting Seminars 2.0: A Handbook on the Art and Craft of Dramatic Writing with an Introduction to Screenwriting - Richard Toscan
  • Web ReDesign 2.0: Workflow that Works - Kelly Goto
  • Bossypants - Tina Fey
  • The Wise Man’s Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #2) - Patrick Rothfuss
  • The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1) - Patrick Rothfuss

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2012

  • Batman: Year One - Frank Miller
  • Absolute All-Star Superman - Grant Morrison
  • Herbal Defense: Positioning Yourself to Triumph Over Illness and Aging - Robyn Landis
  • The Metabolism Miracle - Diane Kress
  • Blackwood - Gwenda Bond
  • Orn (Of Man and Manta, #2) - Piers Anthony
  • The Suburban Strange - Nathan Kotecki
  • Omnivore (Of Man and Manta, #1) - Piers Anthony
  • CSS3 For Web Designers - Dan Cederholm
  • Neq the Sword - Piers Anthony
  • Sos the Rope (Battle Circle, #1) - Piers Anthony
  • Phthor - Piers Anthony
  • Chthon - Piers Anthony
  • HTML5 for Web Designers - Jeremy Keith
  • A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, #5) - George R.R. Martin
  • Var the Stick (Battle Circle, #2) - Piers Anthony
  • A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, #3) - George R.R. Martin
  • A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, #4) - George R.R. Martin
  • Permission Marketing: Turning Strangers Into Friends And Friends Into Customers - Seth Godin
  • The New Sugar Busters!: Cut Sugar to Trim Fat - H. Leighton Steward
  • Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World - Jane McGonigal
  • A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire, #2) - George R.R. Martin
  • Thyroid Power: Ten Steps to Total Health - Richard L. Shames
  • The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future - Chris Guillebeau
  • A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1) - George R.R. Martin
  • Solved: The Riddle of Illness - Stephen E. Langer
  • Thyroid Guide To Hair Loss: A Comprehensive Guide To Hair Loss For Thyroid Patients - Mary J. Shomon
  • Vampire Kisses: Graveyard Games, Volume 1 - Ellen Schreiber
  • Vampire Kisses: Blood Relatives, Vol. 3 (Vampire Kisses: Blood Relatives, #3) - Ellen Schreiber
  • Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits - Heather Mansfield
  • Vampire Kisses: Blood Relatives, Vol. 2 (Vampire Kisses: Blood Relatives, #2) - Ellen Schreiber
  • Vampire Kisses: Blood Relatives, Vol. 1 (Vampire Kisses: Blood Relatives, #1) - Ellen Schreiber
  • The Art of Non-Conformity: Set Your Own Rules, Live the Life You Want, and Change the World - Chris Guillebeau
  • Women, Work, and Autoimmune Disease: Keep Working, Girlfriend! - Rosalind Joffe
  • Cryptic Cravings (Vampire Kisses, #8) - Ellen Schreiber
  • Love Bites (Vampire Kisses, #7) - Ellen Schreiber
  • Royal Blood (Vampire Kisses, #6) - Ellen Schreiber
  • The Coffin Club (Vampire Kisses, #5) - Ellen Schreiber
  • Dance with a Vampire (Vampire Kisses, #4) - Ellen Schreiber
  • The Thyroid Diet Revolution: Manage Your Master Gland of Metabolism for Lasting Weight Loss - Mary J. Shomon
  • The Thyroid Hormone Breakthrough: Overcoming Sexual and Hormonal Problems at Every Age - Mary J. Shomon
  • Vampireville (Vampire Kisses, #3) - Ellen Schreiber

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2011

  • Kissing Coffins (Vampire Kisses, #2) - Ellen Schreiber
  • The House of the Scorpion (Matteo Alacran, #1) - Nancy Farmer
  • The Celestine Prophecy (Celestine Prophecy, #1) - James Redfield
  • Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac - Gabrielle Zevin
  • Written in Bone: Buried Lives of Jamestown and Colonial Maryland - Sally M. Walker
  • The Medicine Woman’s Guide to Being in Business for Yourself: How to Live by Your Spiritual Vision in a Money-Based World - Carol Bridges
  • Fat! So?: Because You Don’t Have to Apologize for Your Size - Marilyn Wann
  • Casino Royale (James Bond, #1) - Ian Fleming
  • Ball Peen Hammer - Adam Rapp
  • Jephte’s Daughter - Naomi Ragen
  • Winter Garden - Kristin Hannah
  • Dead Men Don’t Crochet (Crochet Mystery, #2) - Betty Hechtman
  • Lavinia - Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Rebecca - Daphne du Maurier
  • The Spymaster’s Lady (Spymasters, #1) - Joanna Bourne
  • Living Well with Hypothyroidism: What Your Doctor Doesn’t Tell You… That You Need to Know - Mary J. Shomon
  • The 4-Hour Workweek - Timothy Ferriss
  • The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom - Miguel Ruiz
  • Hero - Perry Moore
  • Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives - Dan Millman
  • Living Well with Autoimmune Disease: What Your Doctor Doesn’t Tell You…That You Need to Know - Mary J. Shomon
  • The Depression Cure: The 6-Step Program to Beat Depression without Drugs - Stephen S. Ilardi
  • The Thirteenth Tale - Diane Setterfield

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2010

  • Mansfield Park - Jane Austen
  • Coraline - P. Craig Russell
  • Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
  • Northanger Abbey - Jane Austen
  • Bang! - Sharon G. Flake
  • Persuasion - Jane Austen
  • Charles and Emma: The Darwins’ Leap of Faith - Deborah Heiligman
  • Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
  • We Beat the Street: How a Friendship Pact Led to Success - Sampson Davis
  • The Illustrated Mum - Jacqueline Wilson
  • The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1) - Suzanne Collins
  • Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3) - Suzanne Collins
  • Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2) - Suzanne Collins
  • Why the Sun and the Moon Live in the Sky - Elphinstone Dayrell
  • Food Matters: A Guide to Conscious Eating with More Than 75 Recipes - Mark Bittman
  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The Graveyard Book - Neil Gaiman
  • Magic Knight Rayearth I, Vol. 1 (Magic Knight Rayearth I, #1) - CLAMP
  • Creature Carnival - Marilyn Singer
  • The Stonekeeper (Amulet, #1) - Kazu Kibuishi
  • The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Holmes, #4) - Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Stan Lee: Creator of Spider-Man (Inventors and Creators) - Raymond H. Miller
  • Which Way Freedom? - Joyce Hansen
  • Mirror Mirror: A Book of Reverso Poems - Marilyn Singer
  • Wind Of A Thousand Tales: A Play (A “Stage Magic” Play) - John Glove
  • Feathers - Jacqueline Woodson
  • The Ghost Belonged to Me (Blossom Culp, #1) - Richard Peck
  • Black Cat - Christopher Myers
  • Round is a Mooncake: A Book of Shapes - Roseanne Thong
  • Emma - Jane Austen
  • Are You in the House Alone? - Richard Peck
  • Just a Minute!: A Trickster Tale and Counting Book - Yuyi Morales
  • Chidi Only Likes Blue: An African Book of Colours - Ifeoma Onyefulu
  • She’s All That! - Belinda Hollyer
  • SuperHero ABC - Bob McLeod
  • Going North - Janice N. Harrington
  • Heat Wave (Nikki Heat, #1) - Richard Castle
  • Brazen Careerist: The New Rules for Success - Penelope Trunk
  • Vampire Kisses (Vampire Kisses, #1) - Ellen Schreiber
  • Tex - S.E. Hinton
  • Rumble Fish - S.E. Hinton
  • Hooked on Murder (Crochet Mystery, #1) - Betty Hechtman
  • That Was Then, This Is Now - S.E. Hinton
  • The Happiness Project: Or Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun - Gretchen Rubin
  • Angel: After the Fall, Volume 1 - Brian Lynch

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2009

  • The Sign of Four (Sherlock Holmes, #2) - Arthur Conan Doyle
  • A Study in Scarlet (Sherlock Holmes, #1) - Arthur Conan Doyle
  • American Born Chinese - Gene Luen Yang
  • Freedom Walkers: The Story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott - Russell Freedman
  • Mexican Whiteboy - Matt de la Pena
  • The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian - Sherman Alexie
  • Maus I: A Survivor’s Tale: My Father Bleeds History (Maus, #1) - Art Spiegelman
  • Doing It Right: Making Smart, Safe, and Satisfying Choices About Sex - Bronwen Pardes
  • The Pinhoe Egg (Chrestomanci, #6) - Diana Wynne Jones
  • The Name of the Game Was Murder - Joan Lowery Nixon
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Predators and Prey (Season 8, Volume 5) - Jane Espenson
  • Malcolm X: A Graphic Biography - Andy Helfer
  • What I Saw and How I Lied - Judy Blundell
  • Here in Harlem: Poems in Many Voices - Walter Dean Myers
  • The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
  • The First Part Last - Angela Johnson
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Wolves at the Gate (Season 8, Volume 3) - Drew Goddard
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Long Way Home (Season 8, Volume 1) - Joss Whedon
  • America - E.R. Frank
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer: No Future for You (Season 8, Volume 2) - Brian K. Vaughan
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Time of Your Life (Season 8, Volume 4) - Joss Whedon
  • Geeks: How Two Lost Boys Rode the Internet out of Idaho - Jon Katz
  • The Outsiders - S.E. Hinton
  • This Lullaby - Sarah Dessen
  • Slot Machine (Elvin, #1) - Chris Lynch
  • Mr. and Mrs. Bo Jo Jones - Ann Head
  • The Chocolate War (Chocolate War, #1) - Robert Cormier
  • Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program That Works - Evelyn Tribole
  • Vale of the Vole (Xanth #10) - Piers Anthony
  • Life Sucks - Jessica Abel
  • The Contender - Robert Lipsyte
  • You Don’t Look Like a Librarian: Shattering Stereotypes and Creating Positive New Images in the Internet Age - Ruth Kneale
  • The Swan Kingdom - Zoë Marriott
  • How to Build a House - Dana Reinhardt
  • The Anubis Gates - Tim Powers
  • French Kiss (Diary of a Crush, #1) - Sarra Manning
  • Accidental Love - Gary Soto
  • The Queen of Cool - Cecil Castellucci
  • Stop Pretending: What Happened When My Big Sister Went Crazy - Sonya Sones
  • Death’s Daughter (Calliope Reaper-Jones, #1) - Amber Benson
  • Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (Logans, #4) - Mildred D. Taylor
  • Witchery (Ghosts of Albion, #2) - Amber Benson
  • Island of the Blue Dolphins - Scott O’Dell
  • Rabbit Hill - Robert Lawson
  • Accursed (Ghosts of Albion, #1) - Amber Benson
  • How to Be Popular - Meg Cabot
  • Lessons from a Dead Girl - Jo Knowles
  • Queen Victoria’s Bomb - Ronald William Clark
  • Smart Women Finish Rich: 9 Steps to Achieving Financial Security and Funding Your Dreams - David Bach
  • The Automatic Millionaire: A Powerful One-Step Plan to Live and Finish Rich - David Bach
  • Our Lady of Weight Loss: Miraculous and Motivational Musings from the Patron Saint of Permanent Fat Removal - Janice Taylor
  • Health at Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight - Linda Bacon
  • Worlds of the Imperium (Imperium, #1) - Keith Laumer
  • How to Be a Budget Fashionista: The Ultimate Guide to Looking Fabulous for Less - Kathryn Finney

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2008

  • Speak - Laurie Halse Anderson
  • Return to Labyrinth, Vol. 1 - Jake T. Forbes
  • The Amulet of Samarkand (Bartimaeus, #1) - Jonathan Stroud
  • Goy Crazy - Melissa Schorr
  • A Great and Terrible Beauty - Libba Bray
  • R.O.D. Read or Dream 1 (R.O.D. Read or Dream, #1) - Hideyuki Kurata
  • Strangers in Paradise: Pocket Book 1 - Terry Moore
  • Sons of Entropy (The Gatekeeper Trilogy, #3) - Christopher Golden
  • 300 - Frank Miller
  • Organizing from the Inside Out: The Foolproof System for Organizing Your Home, Your Office and Your Life - Julie Morgenstern
  • Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity - David Allen
  • Ghost Roads (The Gatekeeper Trilogy, #2) - Christopher Golden
  • It’s All Too Much: An Easy Plan for Living a Richer Life with Less Stuff - Peter Walsh
  • Y: The Last Man, Vol. 3: One Small Step (Y: The Last Man, #3) - Brian K. Vaughan
  • V for Vendetta - Alan Moore
  • Watchmen - Alan Moore
  • Soon I Will Be Invincible - Austin Grossman
  • The Dragon’s Eye (Erec Rex, #1) - Kaza Kingsley
  • Fearless - Tim Lott
  • Bronx Masquerade - Nikki Grimes
  • The Twelve Kingdoms: Sea of Shadow (The Twelve Kingdoms, #1) - Fuyumi Ono
  • Indigara - Tanith Lee
  • Jessie’s Mountain - Kerry Madden
  • Finding Serenity: Anti-Heroes, Lost Shepherds and Space Hookers in Joss Whedon’s Firefly - Jane Espenson
  • The Princess Diaries (The Princess Diaries, #1) - Meg Cabot
  • Craft, Inc.: Turn Your Creative Hobby into a Business - Meg Mateo Ilasco
  • Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui - Karen Kingston

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2007

  • Twilight (Twilight, #1) - Stephenie Meyer
  • The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1) - Philip Pullman
  • Celandine (Touchstone Trilogy, #2) - Steve Augarde
  • The Glitch in Sleep (The Seems, #1) - John Hulme
  • Louisiana’s Song - Kerry Madden
  • The Phoenix Dance - Dia Calhoun
  • The Various - Steve Augarde
  • Wildwood Dancing (Wildwood, #1) - Juliet Marillier
  • Dancing on the Edge - Han Nolan
  • Gentle’s Holler - Kerry Madden
  • Pirates! - Celia Rees
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7) - J.K. Rowling
  • The Coming Storm (Pirates of the Caribbean: Jack Sparrow, #1) - Rob Kidd
  • A Drowned Maiden’s Hair - Laura Amy Schlitz
  • Aria of the Sea - Dia Calhoun
  • Flight, Vol. 1 (Flight, #1) - Kazu Kibuishi
  • Harmless - Dana Reinhardt
  • Number the Stars - Lois Lowry
  • The Earth, My Butt, And Other Big Round Things - Carolyn Mackler
  • Daisy Kutter: The Last Train - Kazu Kibuishi
  • Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH - Robert C. O’Brien
  • Make Lemonade (Make Lemonade, #1) - Virginia Euwer Wolff
  • A Wrinkle in Time (Time Series, #1) - Madeleine L’Engle
  • On Pointe - Lorie Ann Grover
  • Weedflower - Cynthia Kadohata
  • Visitors (Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 3, #18) - Laura Anne Gilman
  • Out of the Madhouse (The Gatekeeper Trilogy, #1) - Christopher Golden
  • Peter Pan - J.M. Barrie
  • A Brief Chapter in My Impossible Life - Dana Reinhardt
  • Love in Shadow - Sonja Foust
  • Uglies (Uglies, #1) - Scott Westerfeld
  • Tithe (Modern Faerie Tales, #1) - Holly Black
  • Valiant (Modern Faerie Tales #2) - Holly Black
  • Pucker - Melanie Gideon
  • The Last Dragon - Silvana De Mari
  • Millicent Min, Girl Genius - Lisa Yee
  • Nothing But the Truth (and a few white lies) - Justina Chen
  • Elizabeth I: Red Rose of the House of Tudor, England, 1544 - Kathryn Lasky

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